Punch Bunch

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Butterfly Birthday

My eldest daughter has a birthday party to attend for her best friend this afternoon so last night I needed to make up a gift box for her present. I was also asked to make the card. My girls do have a good supply of their own Stampin’ Up goodies but seeing I was making the gift box I’d just make the card to coordinate.

I managed to make the gift box last night which was an idea that came from Sarah Wills’ gorgeous Carton Style gift box which you can see and also download a tutorial for here. Unfortunately my gift box needed to be a little bigger than the one in Sarah’s tutorial so I had to alter how I did mine but the outcome looks just the same. Of course I’ve used different colours, stamps and embellishments too.

Here’s my version of the gift box.

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you may notice that I’ve used the same colour combination as in my last post creation here. Some of my stamping buddies were looking at this card at our stamp night last night when my daughter was selecting the colour combination for the gift box and when she saw it she wanted those same colours. Seeing how her friends favourite colour is blue the Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight combo would work perfectly.

The completed gift box measures 7.5cm (or 2 15/16”) wide, 7.5cm (or 2 15/16”) deep and 11.5cm (or 4 1/8”) high (not including the handles) which makes for plenty of room for the Nutrimetics gift we’ve packed inside.

I’ve used the Brights Pattern Stack DSP in Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight for layering. The Happy Birthday is from the Punch Bunch Sale-A-Bration set. My daughters friend also likes butterflies so I’ve used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die for some embellishments and topped it off with some retired Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon.

I sat down to make the card this morning and decided to use this weeks Cards & Things Sketch Challenge #64 as my layout for the card.

Here’s the layout provided.

Keeping with the colour scheme, stamp set & embellishments used on the Gift box this is what I created.

Stamp sets: Punch Bunch SAB set, Occassional Quotes
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Brights Pattern Stack
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Big Shot, Retired items – Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, Rectangle hand-held punch.

I think this turned out to be a great gift set.

Till next time…..

Sweet & Sour

I haven’t used the Sweet & Sour DSP as yet but when I saw this weeks Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #55 I was the first DSP I thought of.

Here’s the Sketch for this week.








And here’s my creations.

I’ve randomly stamped the Filigree Background in Versmark onto the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

The DSP squares are punched using the 1 1/4” square punch then layered onto some Rose Red cardstock.

I’ve stamped the ‘For You’ image from Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration set) using Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers, omitting the scallop border and punched this out with the 1 3/4” circle punch. This is then mounted onto a Pumpkin Pie Scallop Circle punch piece.

A piece of Very Vanilla Satin ribbon finishes it off.

Till next time….

For You

I’ve had another play with the Inkspiration Colour Challenge #54 for this week and this time created a very simple card using the Clean & Simple Sketch #45a.

As you can see, there’s only a small amount of stamping and layering in this card. I’ve use another of the Sale-A-bration stamp sets for this card called ‘Punch Bunch’. This image actually has a scallop border around the flower but I decided to punch out a Scallop Circle and use the 1 3/4” circle punch to punch out the flower and sentiment from the image.

As you may have gathered by the stamp set name all the images coordinate with one of the Stampin’ Up punches. There is one for the Scallop Circle (this image I’ve used), 2-step Owl punch, 1” circle punch, Large Tag Punch and the Square Scallop Punch. I love sets that coordinate with punches as it makes it much quicker to create your card when you don’t need to cut things out freehand.

Stamps: Punch Bunch
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride DSP (In-Colour Hostess Level 1)
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz & Early Espresso Markers
Accessories: 1 3/4” Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Early Espresso Brads (Neutrals Collection), Paper Piercing tool & Matt Pack.

Till next time….